Sports broadcaster Joe Buck reflected today on what he, and the entire City of Pittsburgh, wish would’ve happened 10 years ago, when the Pirates went to three straight Wild Card games, winning one.
In town for Monday Night’s call on ESPN of the Steelers/Browns game, Buck posted a picture from the Clemente Bridge with the caption, “Walking on a beautiful morning in Pittsburgh and I am reminded how badly I wanted to call a World Series in this beautiful ballpark.”
The son of legendary Jack Buck, Joe moved to ESPN in 2022, along with Troy Aikman to become the lead Monday Night Football broadcast team.
Buck called football and baseball for FOX until his departure.
He has been given opportunities to call MLB games for ESPN but has said he currently feels like he’s done everything he can in the sport.
That likely means Buck will never call a World Series game again, let alone in Pittsburgh.
Pirates historian Jim Trdinich made Buck an offer on X/Twitter, he can come and throw out the ceremonial first pitch when the Pirates host game three of the World Series in 2024.